7 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
(302) 539-4118
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Watch our services on YouTube or join us outdoors, weather permitting, at 9:30am


Welcome to Bethany Beach Christian Church. We invite you to join us for outdoor Sunday Worship Services at 9:30am, weather permitting. Dress is casual. Whether you are a local resident or simply visiting the Bethany Beach area, we hope you will join us.

In addition, we are also providing a YouTube service each Sunday. We hope to live-stream services later this fall.

For those looking for a place to enhance your faith journey, we encourage you to join us. We are a place of diversity and hospitality and a congregation of different points of view, which give us the opportunity to learn from one another. Bethany Beach Christian Church is a small and friendly church that invites you to join us in celebrating the Word of God. Our pastor bases his sermons on particular scriptures and gives guidance on how to incorporate them in our daily lives.

Serving  •  Inclusive  •  Open-Minded  •  Open Communion

7 N. Pennsylvania Ave. (Building #7)
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
On the grounds of the Bethany Beach Conference Center
(next to the playground)

Service Time: 9:30am

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1484
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Minister: Pastor Rich Plocinski

News & Events

Farewell to Sharon Tweedie
On September 12, 2021, we said farewell to Sharon Tweedie, a long-time member of our congregation. Sharon served in various positions – as . . .


Farewell to Jean Hort
Farewell to longtime member, Jean Hort, as she relocates near family.

Food Donations
Thank you for your continuing support and faithfulness! Local food banks continue to be in need of many items - click "more" to see the list. Donations can be brought to the church Tuesday mornings, from 9am to noon.


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Mission Statement

This congregation is a loving faith community which strives to demonstrate its faith values by deeds more than by words. As God is all-embracing, we value all worshipers in the hope that each person's spiritual journey can flourish from individual faith into communal compassion and action.


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View recent sermons:
10/17/21 · 10/10/21 · 10/03/21
09/26/21 · 09/19/21 · 09/12/21
09/05/21 · 08/29/21 · 08/22/21

Pastor Rusty HesseMeet the Minister

On December 15, 2019, Bethany Beach Christian Church called its new pastor, Rich Plocinski. Pastor Rich is married to his wife, Sherri, and they have three sons - Josh, Jake, and Sam - as well as one grandson, Grayson. Pastor Rich moved to Ocean View, DE in August 2019.

Pastor Rich was active in youth ministry as a counselor, director, and camp coordinator at Nordmont Christian Church in NE Pennsylvania for 15 years. Under his leadership, the camping program grew from 60 to 195 campers. He served as associate pastor at Benton Christian Church (Benton, PA) for two years and pastor at Millville Christian Church (Millville, PA) for 20 years. During his time at Millville, the congregation tripled in size; in addition, he oversaw an expansive building project and began a Christian Kid's Club and a Senior Citizen program at the church.

Pastor Rich is a retired math teacher, having taught at Milton High School in PA - he was bi-vocational as a teacher and preacher for over 25 years. He is very excited and inspired to be called as the next pastor of this church.